Putting a spotlight on Regional South Australia by uncovering, telling and showcasing stories of success.
The South Australian Regional Awards are held annually to celebrate the achievements of individuals, groups and South Australian businesses that have made significant contributions to regional SA.
One of the reasons the Regional Awards program has been successful over the last 16 years is because it connects our valued regions to the rest of South Australia. We have made changes to this year’s program to grow the connections between regional South Australia and the rest of the world.
Our fresh approach
We will still ask you to nominate individuals, organisations and groups that are inspiring, and that go above and beyond in representing and making a difference in their regional community. However, nominees are no longer required to submit their own entry. Instead, the nomination will be evaluated and our regional journalists will write an entry in the form of a story. These regional freelance journalists will write ten stories per week across regional South Australia, with editorial guidelines provided to ensure they meet the State’s ten economic and seven strategic priorities.
2. Story on Brand SA News
Stories are then tagged by region and category and posted on Brand SA News, which reaches audiences in South Australia, nationally and internationally. Appropriate stories will then be shared on other available news channels.
3. Reader popularity analytics
Stories are measured by reader popularity and ranked by Brand South Australia.
4. Reader voting
Each year, the top stories in each of the six regions are highlighted and shared via social media, with readers asked to vote for their favourite story in each region.
5. Showcasing and celebrating the best
The top ten stories per region will be shared at a celebration evening in each region with the top ten businesses and individuals showcased on the night. Local councils will be present, as well as sponsors, regional VIP’s, and other people and businesses who have been awarded via other programs throughout the year.
Three pear trophies will be awarded at the celebration evenings for:
- Readers Most Popular
- Mayors Vote
- Sponsors Vote
What will Regional Award winners receive?
The winners of the South Australian Regional Awards will receive:
- An exclusive Glass Pear Trophy
- A framed certificate signed by the Premier of South Australia
- Use of the Regional Awards Winner logo
- Public recognition through the promotion of achievements in our organisation's broader programs and through our media partner network (metropolitan and regional)
- 12 month Silver level membership with Brand South Australia
Do you know an individual, group or organisation that goes above and beyond to make a difference in your regional community?